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Turtle by Kay Ryan | Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

July 21st, 2015

Episode 282 of 780 episodes

Who would be a turtle who could help it? A barely mobile hard roll, a four-oared helmet, she can ill afford the chances she must take in rowing toward the grasses that she eats. Her track is graceless, like dragging a packing-case places, and almost any slope defeats her modest hopes. Even being practical, she’s... Read more »

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